University-Firm Interaction in South Africa: Extent and Intensity
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The significant contribution that the university can make to social and economic development in Africa is now well-established. Whereas the higher education sector in general had previously been neglected by international development agencies, African countries are now urged to restore the role of higher education as a public good and transform universities to institutions of relevance that are responsive to national priorities. Exactly what the priorities of the 'public good' in Africa should be has been the subject of much debate.